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1973 Redlines

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In 1973, Mattel started using enamel paints instead of Spectraflame paint.   Only 3 new castings were introduced and 21 castings were retools and/or renamed from previous releases.  The new style blister cards are more narrow as well. 

Also in 1973, Shell gas stations had a promo with 10 castings in baggies with header cards.

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In 1973, Mattel started using enamel paints instead of Spectraflame paint.   Only 3 new castings were introduced and 21 castings were retools and/or renamed from previous releases.  The new style blister cards are more narrow as well. 

Also in 1973, Shell gas stations had a promo with 10 castings in baggies with header cards.

New castings

Retool/New name castings

1973 Shell Gas Station promo

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